Republicans are on the verge of dropping their majority as Ken Buck resigns

Republicans are on the verge of dropping their majority as Ken Buck resigns

Home Republicans suffered one other blow when Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) introduced his retirement subsequent Friday, additional shrinking their slim majority within the Home.

Buck instructed CNN why he’s leaving workplace early and never finishing his time period:

I feel this place is dysfunctional. For instance, I’m the third most senior member of the Judiciary Committee. I have never even requested my questions but. 40-50 folks left earlier than me.

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Quite a lot of it’s private and that is the issue. As an alternative of getting a quorum, as a substitute of appearing professionally. This place has simply devolved into this bickering and nonsense and isn’t actually serving its objective for the American folks.


Rep. Ken Buck explains why he is all of the sudden resigning: “As an alternative of displaying grace and never appearing professionally, the supplanters simply indulged on this bickering and nonsense.”

— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 12, 2024

The true consequence of Buck’s early departure is {that a} Republican majority that can’t govern is on the verge of dropping its majority. Republicans within the Home of Representatives already cannot govern, however now they want Democrats to assist them with every part.

Republicans are on the verge of not having sufficient votes to take care of their majority. If a Republican falls in poor health or resigns early, the GOP could not have a majority of votes within the Home. If Speaker Johnson had been sensible, he would carry the Ukraine assist invoice to the desk and settle for Hakeem Jeffries’ proposed deal that Democrats will assist him preserve his job if Johnson passes the Ukraine assist.

The Republican majority within the Home of Representatives is evaporating proper earlier than our eyes.

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Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally White Home press secretary and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s diploma in political science. His thesis targeted on public coverage with an emphasis on social reform actions.

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Member of the Society of Skilled Journalists and the American Political Science Affiliation

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